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 Breaking Iraq into three fragments will make it easier for the United States to ensure control. This is the cause of strife in Iraq. Sami Rasouli came to the U.S. in July to deliver a plaintive message about this in person: “I am here to tell you: don’t try to solve the problem of Iraq. […]

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“People in Gaza actually sent messages of solidarity toFerguson – Internet petitions signed by Gazan citizens. I thought I was hallucinating. What if they could all march together? 1.8 million Gazans would really clog old Florissant Avenue.”

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It’s not pessimistic, brother, because this is the blues. We are blues people. The blues aren’t pessimistic. We’re prisoners of hope but we tell the truth and the truth is dark. That’s different.

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The quest to merely survive is now legitimated through spectacles of violence that misdirect moral and political outrage into entertainment and the abyss of a moral coma.

Instead of responding to crises with the desire to correct a wrong and reimagine a different future, all that appears to be left in American culture is the desire to merely survive in the face of endless representations of state and non-state violence.

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“As with all of America’s most powerful institutions, privatization has reared its ugly head in public education as well. Second only to the Department of Defense in its annual budget, more US taxpayer dollars are funneled into the Department of Education than any other public sector. The discretionary budget for Education as of 2015 is $68.6 billion. And these days most of those dollars are being squandered to bankroll the privatization of an already failed educational system. “

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The Assange case goes beyond just simple political asylum and issues of sovereignty. It is matter of principle in a time in which information and secrecy have become ever more the tools of the most powerful. Justice must be done for those who have sacrificed their liberties to warn us of these dangers. Eva Golinger, […]

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“I think we can use our tax system to create a better society, to be an expression of our true values,” Stiglitz says. “But if people don’t think that their tax system is fair, they’re not going to want to contribute. It’s going to be difficult to get them to pay. And, unfortunately, right now, our tax system is neither fair nor efficient.”

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Practical tips, rights, and apps By Erin Kennedy  www.thedialoguechronicle.com  from PopularResistance.org  August 27, 2014 Consider this scenario: Hundreds of people gathering at town square in the morning have become thousands by the afternoon. The chanting from the protesters is only drowned out by the growl of police tanks rolling up a residential street. No Justice! […]

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 A south Texas sheriff’s department with dwindling resources struggles to cope with a growing immigration crisis.  Part four of Beyond the Border, a series from The Texas Observer and the Guardian By Melissa del Bosque, The Texas Observer, and the Guardian US interactive team Recovering human remains in the heat of a South Texas summer […]

At the Lake Street/Marshall Avenue Peace Bridge with Veterans for Peace, Chapter 27   Bell Ringing Walking Across the bridge with flags unfurled Coleen at the bridge with peace signs on the anniversary of the Kellogg-Briand Peace Pact    

“We’re finding police have a lot of capacity to set a tone,” Adams said during a recent radio interview with Sacramento’s KFBK. “When police show up in riot gear you get a different kind of interaction than when they show up in their regular uniforms.”

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But the only clear lesson from all of this is that no matter the propagandistic script used, U.S. military action in that region virtually never fulfills the stated goals (nor is it intended to do so), and achieves little other than justifying endless military action for its own sake.

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Washington’s role in Ukraine, and its backing for the regime’s neo-Nazis, has huge implications for the rest of the world John Pilger  The Guardian  13 May 2014 A pro-Russian activist with a shell casing and a US-made meal pack that fell from a Ukrainian army APC in an attack on a…

“The search tool, known as ICReach, contains information on both foreigners and millions of U.S. citizens who have not been accused of wrongdoing. It is designed to share more than 850 billion records — that is more than twice the number of stars in the Milky Way.”

The Brennan Center’s Goitein said it appeared that with ICREACH, the government “drove a truck” through loopholes that allowed it to circumvent restrictions on retaining data about Americans. This raises a variety of legal and constitutional issues, according to Goitein, particularly if the data can be easily searched on a large scale by agencies like the FBI and DEA for their domestic investigations.

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“Clearly, the U.S. is at war with Black America.” Glen Ford  By Glen Ford   The Progressive   August 21, 2014 The corporate media, reflecting their owners’ anxiety at the failure of Black people to revert to a state of passivity in Ferguson, Missouri, have arrived at a general consensus on two counts: the need to “demilitarize” […]

 A Russian economist analyzes the state of geopolitics between Russia and the U.S. and in a world context.  The Saker  The Vineyard of the Saker  scott.net  19 Aug 2014 Thanks to the superb work of the Russian Team, it is my huge pleasure to present you with one of the most interesting interviews about the war […]

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Attention Friends of the Environment and Sane Public Spending The Minneapolis City Council votes on “municipal consent” of the $1.7-billion Southwest LRT on Friday, August 29, 2014, 9:30 am, City Hall room 317. “The current SWLRT includes no mention of equity,” Insight News. 24,000 gallons per day dewatering between Cedar Lake, Isles & Calhoun Where’s the […]

The ISIS Threat: Chris Jansing was the fill in moderator on Meet The Press, and without David Gregory or Chuck Todd, Republican talking points about the threat of ISIS to America were strongly challenged. Chris Jansing Challenges MiKe Rogers – ” Is There Actual Intelligence ISIS Is Threat to U.S.? “ Transcript: CHRIS JANSING: From […]

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“Suppose you’re a young college student inclined towards liberal or left-wing ideas. And suppose, like a lot of such college students, you enjoy Stephen Colbert and find him a political inspiration. Now imagine that, during the #CancelColbert fiasco, you defended Colbert on Twitter. If your defense was noticed by the people who police that forum, […]

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